KARACHI: The ministry of information technology and telecommunication is going to set up a Rs2 billion Centre of Excellence on Animation at the University of Karachi for promotion of animation, VFX and game development across the country.
In this regard, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Ignite, a non-profit incubation centre owned by the federal government and administered by the IT & Telecom ministry, and the University of Karachi here on Saturday.
Ignite was represented by its chief executive Asim Shahryar while acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi signed the document on behalf of the KU.
According to Mr Shahryar, the centre is being set up in the building of the Sheikh Zayed Institute in collaboration with KU for which they have set aside 28,000 square feet of space.
The proposed centre is expected to begin operations in six to eight months
“The centre will be larger than any incubation centre in Pakistan and unique in terms of facilities. The total cost of the project is Rs2 billion of which Rs1bn will be spent on provision of equipment and facilities while the rest will be spent on its expenditure over five years,” he added.
As per the MoU, the Centre of Excellence will house a vertical incubator, training facility, production studio and co-working space for promotion of animation, VFX and game development across the country. The centre is expected to start operations in six to eight months.
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